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Consuming alcohol with Piocin does not cause any harmful side effects.
Piocin may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing ... View More
Piocin is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Piocin ... View More
Piocin may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Piocin should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Piocin may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Piocin in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Piocin is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, skin ... View More
Uses of Piocin
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Piocin
- Stomach pain
- Bitter taste
How to use Piocin
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Piocin may be taken with o... View More
How Piocin works
Piocin is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and re... View More
What if you forget to take Piocin?
If you miss a dose of Piocin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your re... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Piocin to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
- Discontinue Piocin and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your sto... View More
- Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Chronic bronchitis, Community-acquired pneumonia
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Adult 2 tablets (400 mg) on 1st day as a loading dose, followed by 1 tablet (200 mg) daily as a maintenance dose. Duration of maintenance treat... View More
Renal impairment (Creatinine clearance < 50 ml/min) is 2 tablets (400 mg) taken on the first day as a loading dose. Thereafter, 1 tablet of 200 mg shoul... View More
Hypersensitivity; pregnancy and lactation; children <18 yr.
Mode of Action
Sparfloxacin inhibits the supercoiling activity of DNA gyrase which is an enzyme essential for DNA replication thus promoting the breakage of DNA struct... View More
History of CNS disorders, pseudomembranous colitis, superinfection, severe renal dysfunction, epilepsy, G6PD deficiency, myasthenia gravis, patients wit... View More
Diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting; jaundice, renal failure, elevation of liver enzymes, BUN and creatinine; anaphylactoid reaction, headache, ... View More
Cations such as aluminum, magnesium, zinc and iron may reduce the bioavailability of sparfloxacin. May increase the plasma concentrations of theophyllin... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More